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York St John University

Occupational Therapy

UCAS Code: B930
BHSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BHSc (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

41%

Subjects
  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
61% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.6k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any Subject at grade B,Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

41%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

As an occupational therapist you will recognise the dynamic relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing. Occupations are those everyday, personal activities which have particular significance and purpose to an individual and help in the expression of a personâ??s identity. The aim of occupational therapy is to help people engage in those occupations which they need or want to do, and enable them to lead personally fulfilling and healthy lives. We remain committed to providing a high quality educational experience for our students, that recognises the importance of individuality.

Modules

Level 1: Students have an opportunity to study subjects such as biological sciences, psychological and social sciences, health, illness and disability and occupational therapy practice. Level 2: Focus is on applied theory and occupational therapy skills within the physical and psychosocial domains, together with practical and experiential learning; there is an emphasis on communication skills, research, information technology and occupational therapy specific techniques and approaches. Level 3: Students extend their particular interests through completion of a special study using research and inquiry techniques; students also have further in-depth preparation for careers and work opportunities; at levels 2 and 3 there are also opportunities for clinical experiences abroad in places such as Norway, India and South Africa.

York St John University

The Quad

As a student at York St John you will have the opportunity to live and study in our amazing city. Our campus is in a stunning setting facing the world-famous York Minster. York St John was originally founded in 1841 as a teacher training college these days, we have invested over 75 million to make sure we have cutting edge facilities for you to benefit from.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
18%
57%
25%

Year 1

18%
57%
25%

Year 2

16%
59%
25%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
81%
19%

Year 1

73%
27%

Year 2

71%
29%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as an occupational therapist. Health and Care Professions Council, the (HCPC)

Accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) for the purpose of ensuring graduates are fit for the profession. College of Occupational Therapists (COT)

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 61%
Student score 61% LOW
Able to access IT resources

79%

Staff made the subject interesting

70%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

46%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

71%

Received sufficient advice and support

60%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
88% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
48% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
331 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21.6k HIGH
Graduates who are therapy professionals

66%

Graduates who are health associate professionals

2%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
These statistics refer to the prospects of graduates from a range of degrees including environmental health, counselling and occupational therapy, but the numbers of students taking these subjects (with the exception of occupational therapy) tend to be quite small. Job prospects overall, though, are better than average. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. The graduates of 2012 tended to get jobs in related areas - not surprisingly, occupational therapy being the most important job - but they also went into a whole range of other job sectors, too. Graduates from these courses can be pretty flexible.
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